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This website is a free-range, autobiographical archive-in-progress. Everything here describes something of my somewhat unconventional life, through my work as a teacher, artist & musician, and through deep personal reflection. This archive is my creative response to a (very) late diagnosis of Aspergers at 53, and explores my lived experience retrospectively through the lens of autism. Use the top Menu to access each category, wherein you’ll find a colourful plethora of thoughts, visuals & sounds to explore.

I have devoted my life to interrogating creative process via visual arts, music, teaching & performance, combined with a passion for psycho-emotional transformation. I began drawing at 4 yrs old, and musicking at 14. In 1990 I began teaching in various areas of the visual and musical arts, and for almost 30 years provided a diverse range of innovative creative workshops & programs designed to share skills and promote well-being. I have no formal academic qualifications and am self-taught in everything I do.

 

Teaching

An Overview of My Teaching Life

(NB: I use the term ‘teacher’ here as a convenient reference, but it might be more accurate to say I...

thINK Draw Connect Learn

A DIFFERENT WAY TO thINK ABOUT DRAWING thINK is an educational drawing process and a set of creative learning tools...

Illustration

Murals & public art

It took me many years to get used to drawing on any kind of large scale, especially anything larger than...

Cartoon illustration: Funky 90s

As described elsewhere in this archive, the 90s were a creatively prolific period for me, and I developed simultaneously in...

Cartoon illustration: Card designs

At various times during the early 90s, in an entrepreneurial effort to generate some income from my cartoon art, I...

Music

Caja De Huesos (2023)

Caja De Huesos translates as ‘Box Of Bones’, and this particular Box Of Bones is a collection of old songs...

Too THIS To Be THAT

Identity Beyond Autism

In my ‘Glossary Of Terms I Won’t Be Using’, I include ‘identifies as’ as a popular term I avoid in...